416 Fire Reentry

In partnership with Fort Lewis College, La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, a new interactive map is available to show residents whether their home is under evacuation or pre-evacuation order, as well as how far the structure is from the 416 Fire perimeter. The new fire evacuation map [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:38:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry

Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Colorado’s winter snowpack has begun to melt, and river flows throughout the Animas River watershed are on the rise. Every spring, runoff transports naturally occurring sediments downstream. Some of these sediments originate in the San Juan Mountains and are naturally high in certain heavy metals. This may cause the river to display a cloudy, turbid [...]

By | 2018-04-16T14:28:11+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Gold King Mine Spill, Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Animas River Spring Runoff Update

Public health works to protect your water, air quality

In the Four Corners, we love our world-class mountains, deserts, forests and rivers. Most people worry about water and air quality in this context- are we protecting our rivers from the impacts of growth, agricultural practices, and historic mining? What am I breathing on my mountain bike ride? As important as these questions are, [...]

By | 2018-03-06T10:31:15+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Air Quality, SJBPH Columns, Water Quality|Comments Off on Public health works to protect your water, air quality

Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

On Thursday, Nov. 16, the San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) Board of Health adopted new regulations governing On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS) in Archuleta, La Plata and San Juan Counties following a long stakeholder outreach process. These Regulations will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. On June 30, 2017, new statewide regulations [...]

By | 2018-03-15T15:32:22+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on Board of Health Adopts 2018 Regulations for On-site Wastewater

EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week

On Monday, September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – in conjunction with federal, state and local government and private sector partners – will kick off its fifth annual SepticSmart Week (September 18-22) to encourage American homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems. More than 26 million homes in the United States [...]

By | 2018-03-16T09:06:22+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Public Service Announcements, Water Quality|Comments Off on EPA Kicks Off SepticSmart Week
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